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Longines HKIR Prelude Race Night; 2020
October 28, 2020
Horse Racing
Longines HKIR Prelude Race Night

On October 28, 2020, at Happy Valley racecourse (HK SAR), Longines was proud to time the Longines Night Races: the much-awaited horseracing event kicking off the Longines Hong Kong International Races week. Best Alliance galloped to victory, ridden by jockey Keith Yeung in that evening’s highlight race, the Longines Cup. The winning owner, jockey and trainer each received an elegant Longines timepiece, presented by Ms. Nancy Tse, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong.

 

During the event, the brand highlighted a black-dial model from the Longines Spirit collection, designed in the same manner as the Longines timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea. All models from the Longines Spirit line come with state-of-the-art Chronometer-certified movements, as well as a 5-year warranty.

 

As part of its partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Swiss watch brand is also proud to be the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Hong Kong International Races on Sunday December 13 and the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship on Wednesday December 9. 

 

Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and its horse that could be used for precise timing to a second. As of 1881, this model was extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, and was soon being used by most of the sports judges in New York. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes horseracing, show jumping, driving, eventing and dressage competitions.

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Barney Roy; 2020; Longines Grosser Preis von Baden
September 13, 2020
Horse Racing
Longines Grosser Preis von Baden

As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden, ran on September 13 on the Iffezheim racecourse, Longines was proud to time the eleven races of the day, including the eponymous race, won by Barney Roy, ridden by James Doyle, ahead of Communique and Torquator Tasso. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was delighted to present Barney Roy’s winning team with elegant timepieces.

 

Longines Spirit: The Official Watch of the 148th Longines Grosser Preis von Baden

 

The Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history - encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

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Longines Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby 2020
September 04, 2020
Horse Racing
Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby

On Saturday, September 5, Longines was proud to time the victory of Authentic, ridden by John Velazquez, in the 146th Kentucky Derby in Louisville (USA). To mark their remarkable victory in what is considered “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Swiss watchmaker awarded Authentic’s owner, trainer and jockey with Longines timepieces. Second place was taken by Tiz The Law followed by Mr. Big News. Earlier that day, the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile prize was claimed by Beau Recall, ridden by Manuel Franco, who established a lead over Newspaperofrecord, close behind.

 

On Friday, September 4, Longines also served as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, with an exciting win from Shedaresthedevil and Florent Geroux.

 

This weekend, fans from all over the country showed their Oaks and Derby style from home in the Kentucky Derby Fashion Contest by Longines. A panel of judges, including Longines U.S. Brand President Pascal Savoy, selected the most elegant contestants, keeping with the brand’s motto, “Elegance is an Attitude.”

 

Longines Spirit: The Official Watch of the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby

 

The Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers like Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history - encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified.

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Prix de Diane Longines 2020
July 06, 2020
Horse Racing
Fancy Blue is the new queen of the Prix de Diane Longines

The 171st edition of the Prix de Diane Longines held at the idyllic Chantilly racecourse on July 5th 2020, saw the triumph of Fancy Blue ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot. The French jockey claimed victory for the second consecutive year as he already took first place in 2019 with Channel. Second place was taken by Alpine Star and Stéphane Pasquier followed by Peaceful ridden by James Anthony Heffernan. The three winning fillies have one thing in common, all three are trained in Ireland.

As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the event, Longines was proud to celebrate Fancy Blue’s performance by granting her owners, trainer and jockey with elegant timepieces.


The Official Watch of the 2020 Prix de Diane Longines

This edition of the Prix de Diane Longines was also an occasion for the brand to highlight the Longines DolceVita collection. Since its creation in 1997, this line has been an ode to the Italian sweet life. Soft and bright, warm and glamorous, like relaxing deep in thought on the terrace of a village square, strolling through the side streets of Rome, or enjoying a charming seaside respite. Inspired by a model from the 1920s and characterized by its rectangular case, this collection has grown over the years without ever losing its identity.

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2020 HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines; Horse Racing; 2020
February 22, 2020
Horse Racing
2020 HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines

As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Longines was proud to time the victory of French King, ridden by Olivier Peslier, in the much-anticipated HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines, on February 22. The thrilling race took place during the annual 3-raceday HH The Amir’s Sword Festival, held at the Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha (Qatar) from February 20-22. To mark this great victory, the Swiss watchmaker was delighted to present elegant timepieces to the winner’s team.

The Official Watch of the Festival was a blue dial chronograph from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection. The sporty timepiece is equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are completed by a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar.

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Longines 81st Grosser Preis von St. Moritz; Horse Racing; 2020
February 16, 2020
Horse Racing
Three Sundays of exciting competitions and exceptional performances concluded by the Longines 81st Grosser Preis von St. Moritz

The ties which unite Longines and St. Moritz date backs to over a century. In 1894, Longines sent two chronograph counters to the already famous resort of the Engadin, which would be used as timing devices. It was the beginning of regular partnerships for timekeeping activities, particularly for alpine skiing, and horse racing events.

 

Since 2015, Longines is the Official Partner and Watch of the village of St. Moritz. In the context of this partnership, the Tourist Office, the Swiss Ski School and the ski lifts of the glamorous alpine resort are featuring the colours of the brand.

 

Longines and the Equestrian World

Longines’ passion for the equestrian world dates back to 1869, when the brand produced its first equestrian pocket watch, displaying a proud horse head. A few years later, in 1878, Longines developed a chronograph movement, fitted in a case engraved with a jockey and his mount.  Seen on the racetracks as early as 1880’s, this type of timepieces proved extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, as it enabled its user to time performances. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing as well as show jumping, dressage, driving and eventing competitions. The brand chose to support these sports as a perfect illustration of its core values: Tradition, Elegance and Performance. As part of its engagement with the equestrian world, the watchmaker is also proud to support major equestrian institutions, such as the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and the International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders (FEGENTRI).
 

Held on the frozen lake of the Swiss village of St. Moritz, the White Turf race came to a perfect conclusion today with the remarkable victory of Wargrave on Dennis Schiergen in the Longines Grosser Preis von St. Moritz.
 

As the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of this thrilling sports event, Longines was proud to time this much-awaited race, considered as the highest purse in Switzerland.

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